Mother mother : book review

This book is the story of a completely dysfunctional family, Josephine, the mother-a narcissistic liar, has manipulated and moulded everyone in her family into who she wants them to be.
Douglas the father is an alcoholic, oblivious (until now) to what has been going on in his family, Rose , the eldest child was going to be an actress, but she disappeared a year ago.
Then we have William, William has autism and epilepsy, or does he? He is homeschooled and completely devout to his mother and Then Violet, the bad one in the family.
When Violet finds herself in a mental hospital after allegedly hurting William the family secrets begin to unravel.
The story is told from two points of view, Violets and Williams, which I enjoyed because their points so view are so completely different.

I found this book quite slow and predictable, but their was a real darkness to the story and I actually found the relationship between Will and his mother quite disturbing. I was intrigued enough to read to the end.

Im glad I read Mother, mother, it was better than I expected after some of the reviews I had read but It certainly didn’t blow me away.
I give Mother, mother 3 and a half out of 5 on the planet T great book scale.
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘1/2 .
Read it, but don’t buy it. (borrow it from a friend or the library, dont steal it obvs 😊)



1 Comment

  1. I gave this three stars if I remember rightly. I was bought this and what type of mother are you? For Mother’s Day. Out of the two, the latter was better. I did enjoy reading mother mother though for it’s darkness. The relationship between mum and Will though bordered on perverse for me x

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